Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania sprint football player Pat Monaghan, known for his prowess as a wide receiver, was doing triple duty against Cornell on Oct. 22 as he put forth an outstanding performance on special teams and was named the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Special Teams Player of the Week.
“Pat has been outstanding for us this season,” Head Coach Bill Wagner said. “Whatever is asked of him, he does. That’s why he is such a great captain.”
While Monaghan was keeping busy on the offense with nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown, he returned three kickoffs for 81 yards. One of his returns went for 54 yards. Monaghan also had a 33-yard punt in the game.
Monaghan leads the CSFL in receiving with 27 receptions for 345 yards and is averaging 12.7 yards per catch. Earlier this season, Monaghan became Penn’s all-time receiving yards leader and currently has 1,116 yards for his career. Also, he needs just 107 yards to break Penn’s single-season receiving record of 451 yards.
The Quakers will test their skills against undefeated Navy on Friday, Oct. 29, in a showdown at Annapolis, Md.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.